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2017/18 Dutch Eredivisie, Regular Season
  • Cyriel Dessers (15', 81')
  • Sander van der Streek (55')

ADO Den Haag 0-3 FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht cruised to an opening-night victory in the Eredivisie as they won 3-0 at ADO Den Haag.
Two debutants accounted for both goals from the visitors, who are looking to build on last season's fourth-placed finish.
Cyriel Dessers got the first after only 15 minutes, with the former NAC Breda forward tapping in the rebound after Gyrano Kerk's effort came back off the post.
Fellow new boy Sander van der Streek doubled the lead nine minutes into the second half, heading in a cross from Urby Emanuelson - an 18th-minute replacement for the injured Yassine Ayoub, who had to be helped from the pitch by his team-mates.
And with six minutes left Dessers again showed why Utrecht had plucked him from NAC as he bagged a second of the night, firing home after being afforded too much space by the ADO defence.
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Dutch Eredivisie Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ajax Amsterdam 32 +81 80
2 PSV Eindhoven 31 +68 77
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 32 +33 62
4 AZ Alkmaar 32 +22 55
5 FC Utrecht 32 +10 50
6 SC Heracles Almelo 32 -4 48
7 Vitesse Arnhem 32 +12 47
8 Willem II Tilburg 31 -6 44
9 FC Groningen 31 -3 42
10 Heerenveen 32 -8 38
11 VVV Venlo 32 -16 38
12 ADO Den Haag 31 -13 36
13 PEC Zwolle 31 -12 35
14 Fortuna Sittard 32 -24 34
15 FC Emmen VV 32 -33 32
16 De Graafschap 32 -29 29
17 Excelsior 31 -34 27
18 NAC Breda 32 -44 22